Famous Masaoka Shiki haiku poems

by Masaoka Shiki

My life, -
How much more of it remains?
The night is brief.

spring rain:
browsing under an umbrella
at the picture-book store

looking up
what a high pagoda
in the autumn sky

Consider me
As one who loved poetry
And persimmons.

I want to sleep
Swat the flies
Softly, please.

the pear blossoming...
after the battle this
ruined house

Toward those short trees
We saw a hawk descending
On a day in spring.

how much longer
is my life?
a brief night...

green in the field
was pounded into
rice cake

I wonder
a cow has eaten up the leaves
a spider lily

looking down I see,
cool in the moonlight,
4000 houses

a dog howling
sound of footsteps
longer nights

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